14 Tactics to finding Best Blog Post Ideas for your Blog

Coming up with great blog post ideas for your site is one of the keys to becoming a successful blogger. So how do you go about this? We will try to answer this question by discussing various tactics that are commonly used by some of the successful bloggers or online content creators and which you can use too to create best blog ideas for your blog.

Use Google’s Keyword planner

Google’s Keyword Planner is a great tool to help you check search volumes for specific queries which lets you know if they are worth pursuing and if they have any competition. It also displays related keywords which is very useful especially when you are coming up with even more relevant topic ideas.

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Check out your competition’s archives

To help you remain on top of your game by providing quality content to your audience, that is current and relevant, you can check out your competitors or even fellow bloggers in your niche. Find out what they have written in the past, and what they are presenting right now. You can use this as an inspiration to improve on your ideas. This does not mean you copy exactly what they are doing but you can learn from them by checking what has worked for them.

Use Google trends

Check out Google Trends frequently to see what people are talking about online, and if any of those trends fall under your interest.

Check your competitors’ mailing lists

Most of the time, bloggers who have subscribers will send on regular basis exclusive content to them.  If you are one of the subscribers you will definitely benefit from this content, and you can pick some ideas from it.

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Check relevant online communities

Various online communities can be a good source of potential topic ideas in any niche provided you join the ones that are relevant to what you are blogging about. Checking communities that cover same topics as your blog is an excellent way to come up with new ideas. These communities can be Facebook groups, Twitter lists, Forums or Q& A platforms like Yahoo answers and Quora.

Follow top contributors in your niche on social media

Consider following the top contributors on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn in your field. You will notice that they occasionally share information that can be a source of good ideas for your blog.

Read user comments

Your audience or readers often will ask questions or just give their views with regard to a given topic. This can also be a valuable source of new ideas for your blog.

Use Hubspot’s blog topic generator

Hubspot Blog Topic Generator can help you come up with new ideas for your blog posts related to specific keywords that you fill in.

Use your analytics

Your demographic data can be used to help you find blog post ideas that are relevant to your target audience.

Re-target past posts for new audience

You can target a previous post to a new audience. This can be the same content but with some few changes say in the Title to suite this new audience.

Ask your readers directly

If you aren’t sure of what topics to write about, why not consider asking your audience directly? You can engage with them through the comments sections, or even on social media or through emails to help you put together your ideas for the next post.

Get ideas from the books

Books whether printed or in soft copies can be a valuable source of ideas to write about. Check out for books that cover same topics as your blog, for blog post ideas, am sure with some good research you can come up with something good that your audience will love.

Lastly, check relevant news outlets

Keep an eye on news outlets that are related to your field to stay up to date with the latest developments. If you are blogging about Technology, then you wouldn’t want to miss out on the latest development in that field.

The bottom line

Coming up with ideas for your blog posts can be a bit challenging if not tackled well through a plan. Brainstorming for ideas might be hard to some people,  but when you know how to do it, everything works well for you.


Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

99 thoughts on “14 Tactics to finding Best Blog Post Ideas for your Blog”

  1. Great tips! Content creation can be so tricky, but nailing a solution for your readers problem is always a good place to start.

  2. Coming up with blog topics can be frustrating at times. These are really great tactics! Checking out a rival’s content and using current topics are really good ideas.

  3. I like the idea of looking through your analytics. It does help to review what your readers enjoyed the most.

  4. Thank you for sharing these tips as I am always looking for the best ideas to help feature on my blog post. I have learnt something new about Google Trends.

  5. Great ideas, thanks for sharing! I love the tip about asking your readers directly. It’s such a simple and amazing way to know exactly what they want to read, but often overlooked!

  6. I always brain storm about my new interest. Also, I like to review my blog and see how can I improve a topic that I already talked about it.

  7. I love these tips. I personally use a lot of social media outlets, news sites, and other forums to find inspiration. People talk enough that I usually end up with more topics than I have time to write about!

  8. My mobile has been acting up. so delete this if it is the third time that I have commented. I wanted to say thank you for these tactics. I am going to spend some time reviewing this thoroughly. I have lots of ideas and I think these tactics with be helpful to narrow them down to what would be more popular to write and post.

  9. Wow! Being that I am a “creative,” I took a completely different approach to finding blog material. I appreciate that your method is completely pragmatic and trend-built, while my natural instinct —and the strategy that we’ve been using—is most aptly labeled the “tuning fork method.” I think about what I want to write about and frigging start writing (or filming, if it’s a video post). Thanks for helping me think more practically.

    1. Hi Vox, that is what we call creativity, I think is one of the best way to come up with Ideas. What I have listed here is just but a guide, different people use their own ways to come up with ideas for new posts. What is important is to make sure your content is in tune with your audience otherwise thanks for visiting.

    1. Dr. Elise, you are exactly on point, getting ideas from your audience is usually one of the best way to write posts that can generate more engagements than just picking your ideas in isolation.

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